In doing the big leafy areas of the tree, I used a bright palette of color - when everything was painted I came back and added a fluid acrylic/glazing medium mixture applied with applicator bottles. Eileen walked in while I was doing this, and said I was adding ornaments to the Christmas tree. While that was not my intention perhaps there is some truth to that perception.
This painting took over 50 hours of painting time, but I am quite happy with the finished product.
Some of the earlier pictures of the process were photographed in sub par lighting, so that would explain much of the color variances.
All comments, questions and criticism are welcomed.